POWELL, Wyoming — This summer, kids ages 10-17 and their parents, too, can get away from iPads and video games to discover the outdoors through a variety of Outdoor Adventure Camps offered by the Northwest College DELTA program.
The DELTA (Dedicated to Experiential Learning Through Adventure) camps are led by certified instructors and provide all necessary outdoor equipment. Day camp choices include outdoor adventure camps, a climbing camp, plus family fun weekends designed for kids and parents. A five-day Wilderness Adventure Overnight Camp is offered for those looking for a more in-depth experience.
Youngsters age 10-13 can get acquainted with outdoor activities available in Northwest Wyoming during Outdoor Adventure Day Camps offered June 22-26 and July 20-24. After getting to know each other on the NWC Challenge Rope Course, campers spend a day each rock climbing, whitewater rafting, hiking and caving. Pick-up and drop-offs are scheduled each day in both Cody and Powell. Cost is $240.
The July 13-17 Climbing Camp is open to both beginners and experienced climbers age 10-13. Campers spend a few days on real rock and then raft a day on the river to relax. They learn climbing safety, geology of rock climbing areas, proper belay techniques, climbing knots and basic-to-advanced rock climbing movements from a professional climbing instructor. Pick-up and drop-offs locations are available in both Cody and Powell. Registration is $280.
The Wilderness Adventure Overnight Camp will trek through the Beartooth Wilderness on three trips— August 3-7 for boys age 11-14, August 10-14 for boys age 15-17, and August 10-14 for girls age 11-14. Campers will hike an average of 4-6 miles a day, learning about low-impact travel, campsite selection, tent construction, map and compass use and leave-no-trace principles. The first day is spent on the high ropes course at the Northwest College Field Station. Cost is $330 and includes all meals.
Children can bring their parents along for Family Fun Weekends June 27 and 28 or July 25 and 26. Together they’ll learn the basics of rafting and climbing from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. each day to be able to safely enjoy these activities on their own as a family. Cost is $225 for a parent/child team.
Most DELTA camps require a 50 percent deposit at registration.
Photos and videos from last year’s camps can be viewed on the DELTA Adventure Camps Facebook page.